News Roundup 9/15/21

by | Sep 15, 2021

News Roundup 9/15/21

by | Sep 15, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • The Army will require all service members to be vaccinated by December 15th. [Link]
  • Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines says Afghanistan is not the top terror threat to America. Haines listed Yemen, Somalia, Syria, and Iraq as the top countries producing the top terror threats. [Link]
  • The Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin declined to appear before the Senate Foreign Affairs committee. Sen. Menendez (D) threatened to subpoena the Pentagon chief. [Link]

Korea

  • North and South Korea tested ballistic missiles yesterday. [Link]

China

  • Four Chinese warships were spotted in international waters near Alaska. The ships entered the US economic zone and followed appropriate international procedures. [Link]
  • Singapore announced it will continue to work with China after Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and VP Kamala Harris traveled to the country in an attempt to build an anti-China coalition. [Link]

Middle East

  • Shia militias were attacked by drones of unknown origin near the Iraq/Syria border. [Link]
  • Saudi Arabia reports killing over 40 Houthi fighters in several airstrikes in central Yemen. [Link]

Africa 

  • The US will withhold $130 million of the $300 million it was scheduled to give Egypt in military aid over human rights abuses. [Link]
  • The US suspended military support to Guinea because the nation’s special forces overthrew the president. The US started training the Guinean special forces in July. [Link]

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